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Hook, Line and Sinkernew

Salmon fishermen in Northern California take issue with a lawsuit to halt the 2011 fishing season.
Chico News & Review  |  Alastair Bland  |  05-27-2011  |  Environment

Is it Too Late to Save the World's Oceans?new

Like seafood? Us too. Too bad there might not be any of it left by 2048, considering how poorly we treat the planet's marine ecosystems. In fact, between climate change, pollution, and rapacious global fishing practices, we are essentially murdering the globe's oceans.
Boston Phoenix  |  Mike Miliard  |  11-18-2009  |  Environment

The Water Wars: San Francisco Bay and the Delta Are Dying and It Might Get Worsenew

Years of massive water diversions are putting the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary at risk. Massive projects that take freshwater from the delta appear linked to declines in bay and delta fisheries, threatening not just endangered species but California's salmon fishing industry, which lost more than $250 million last year as a result of declining salmon runs.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Rebecca Bowe  |  09-02-2009  |  Environment

The Fight for the California Bightnew

Fishermen and environmentalists square off over marine reserves in Southern California.
Santa Barbara Independent  |  Ethan Stewart  |  08-03-2009  |  Environment

Bowfishing: Catching Carp With a Bow and Arrownew

As partisan bickering over Minnesota's budget bubbled over in the Legislature this season, a little-known bill sailed through without controversy. It amended laws crafted during WWII and opened up pretty much all lakes and rivers to nighttime bowfishing.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Bradley Campbell  |  07-01-2009  |  Recreation

The Age of Aquaculture: The Dish on Farm-Raised Fishnew

Buying fish has become confusing and controversial as the debate between farm-raised vs. wild fish grows. What's good, what's bad and what are the larger issues for an industry that's making its presence known.
Boise Weekly  |  Tara Morgan  |  02-18-2009  |  Environment

Dean Ween Wants to Get You Drunk and Take You Fishingnew

The Brownie Troop Fishing Show grew out of a small corner of the Ween website, which Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween, until his sideline passion began to overtake his main one.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  09-29-2008  |  Sports

A Trip to Where Land Sinks into the Seanew

A trip to the land of the United Houma Nation after Hurricanes Gustava and Ike in Louisiana sheds light on a Native American people and a culture on the brink.
Gambit  |  Sean David Hobbs  |  09-24-2008  |  Disasters

Bowfishers Take Aim at Asian Carpnew

Bowfishing, an unusual and aggressive form of angling, has become popular with archers from across rural Missouri. For the most part, the sportsmen's primary target is Asian carp, an invasive, plankton-feeding fish that has exploded in population over the past decade and become the scourge of Midwestern rivers.
Riverfront Times  |  Keegan Hamilton  |  09-19-2008  |  Recreation

The Arrival of Summer Means its Time for Fishing in Detroitnew

Fishing's always been a popular warm-weather pastime in the city. The Detroit River snakes for miles along the city's edge, and its banks have hundreds of spots where someone can spend the day basking in the sun and listening to the waves splashing at the shore as they wait for a tug on their line.
Metro Times  |  Detroitblogger John  |  06-17-2008  |  Recreation

Ecoholic: Fishing for Sustainable Shrimp in Muddy Watersnew

"I hear the shrimp fishery is really a disaster? Are there any shrimps OK to eat?"
NOW Magazine  |  Adria Vasil  |  05-27-2008  |  Advice

Salmon Caught in the Carbon Netnew

Our mania for wild, fresh boutique fish comes at a high environmental cost.
Seattle Weekly  |  Brian Miller  |  05-19-2008  |  Food+Drink

Timber Versus Tourism: The New Rogue River Feudnew

Environmentalists team up with whitewater rafters and business owners to save Oregon's famous fishing river, the Rogue.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  01-09-2008  |  Environment

Fishing Linesnew

Jeff Hull's powerful first-person narratives of fishing with depressed patients, family and friends and ultimately himself.
Missoula Independent  |  Joe Campana  |  03-08-2007  |  Nonfiction

Fishing Therapynew

Controversial former editor Howell Raines discusses his new book and life after The New York Times.
Style Weekly  |  Amy Biegelsen  |  04-27-2006  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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